Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Canucks face tough Bruins tonight

And one of those Bruins is a Nucks fan still.

He still cheers for the Canucks and knows all the stats of all the games there. He’s a really big fan and it’s refreshing to see a young guy who easily could be so cocky and expect people to bow down to him be a really, really good kid.
That is what Bruins' defenceman Andrew Ference said of his teammate Milan Lucic.
-Lucic (pronounced loo-cheech)is a native of Vancouver. He played for the Vancouver Giants.
-He is currently second in scoring on the Bruins with 4 goals and 7 points in 9 games. 3 of those came in the form of a hat trick against Atlanta on October 25.
-6'4" 220 pounds. 20 years old. Drafted 50th overall by the Bruins in 2006.
-Lucic put Leafs' Van Ryn through the glass on October 23. Don't do that here, Milan.
-Watch Lucic, while playing for the Giants, nail a bunch of Tigers and then drop the gloves. The crowd chanted "Luuuuuuu". Good stuff.
-Lucic Highlights video

A huge Lucic article, bio, etc and why the Canucks didn't draft him can be found at Crashing The Goalie

The Bruins are right in the middle of a 3-game road trip. They squeezed by the Oilers 1-0 in OT last night (who says Roloson sucks, by the way?). They have won 2 in a row.

The Canucks put a half-assed road trip behind them and obliterated the Oilers 6-3 on Saturday night.

It's not very often that we get to see the Nucks play the Bruins, so this is going to be a treat to see them tangle in Vancouver.

Let's see how Lucic performs, as he will be fired up. That's not a good thing for Canucks fans.

Hopefully Kyle Wellwood keeps up his great play, and Krog hits the net.

It's time for the Sedins to break out of their mini funk.

The Canucks are going to have to shoot high and often on B's goalie Tim Thomas (if he indeed plays). Thomas is one of my faves. He never quits on a play.

Are we in for a goaltending battle from hell? Or a goal fest? It's so hard to tell with this Canucks team.


I'd like to give a big shout out to the Bruins bloggers / site owners out there who I have made acquaintance with:





Greetings to you all and may the Canucks kick your teams' ass!



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At October 28, 2008 at 12:55 p.m. , Blogger jimbuff said...

Go Bruins!!!!

At October 28, 2008 at 2:40 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

Milan Lucic's story is pretty cool. The province has a pretty neat bio of him that makes an ol' softy like me feel warm and toasty inside. A great example of perserverance, I'm sure he'll get a good reception in Vancouver, and watch him bag a beauty for the fans.

There's no way the Bruins win this one though.

5-2 Canucks
D Sedin, Bernier, Wellwood, Rypien's Sports Hernia (2)

Lucic, Savard

At October 28, 2008 at 2:56 p.m. , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

Jim: No fricking way!!

Jin: Wow, you underestimate the Bruins!

5-3 Boston.

At October 28, 2008 at 3:04 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

After that tough game in Edmonton last night, there is no way the Bruins come out and score 5 goals. Not against a rested Captain Lu :-)

At October 28, 2008 at 3:15 p.m. , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

Oh, you trust Lou right now? He hasn't had a solid 60 minute game yet has he?
I just don't want to see Lucic put Wellwood thru the glass :)

At October 28, 2008 at 3:44 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

when the fans chant "Luuuuuuu", will Milan think they are chanting for him?

At October 28, 2008 at 3:49 p.m. , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

Yup! They should just chant "god" so Lucic can decipher.

At October 28, 2008 at 4:52 p.m. , Blogger Tom said...

Thanks for the link. Wish I could wish your team good luck, but I'd just be lyin'.

At October 28, 2008 at 5:11 p.m. , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

Fair enough, Tom, ya bastard! :)

So Thomas will play tonight. What are the chances he has an off-game?

At October 28, 2008 at 7:02 p.m. , Anonymous Doobie said...

Hey Temujin, don't you still owe us alcohol from last year's prognostication that the Bruins wouldn't make the playoffs? All I know someone's gotta pay up!

At October 28, 2008 at 11:33 p.m. , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

Not me! I had them pegged for a playoff spot! Jin will send you cheap beer though. You have to be specific!

Fucking Thomas. He was good tonight.


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